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  • Erik Olson

    The Mistake: When we started up, it was myself for the first six months and then another co-founder jumped on board to take over sales and marketing...

  • James Billmaier

    The Mistake: When I was at Sun Microsystems, I had an individual who really wanted to do a particular job, so we put her in there. What was troubling...

  • Melynda Retallack

    The Mistake: I have been a licensed architect for more than two decades. I have directed development, construction, tenant improvements and...

  • Manuel Medina

    The Mistake: Andrew Kinzer, Wesley Hather, Gordon Hempton and I – the four co-founders of Outreach – met at an accelerator called TechStars, where we...

  • Todd Humphrey

    The Mistake: I was running a startup about 10 years ago, and hired a VP from a big tech company for a role that I thought he was going to excel at. I...